Thank you Yee Family!

Feeling the need to support their community during COVID 19 and a well time tweet, rallied our Volunteers of the Month to become Snow Angels.

In partnership with the City of Guelph PIN offers a volunteer snow removal service for eligible seniors and persons with physical disabilities. During a significant snow event, after the residential streets are plowed, volunteers visit their match within 24 hours to clear the windrow (the accumulation of snow left at the end of a driveway).

The Yee family’s initial impression of the program started as a highlight as they were amazed to get to know more about the program during the orientation session. Meeting with other Snow Angels made it clear to them the impact they would be making in the community. “We were surprised to learn how many people helped last year and how many community members were supported. It made us feel good in knowing that this year, we were adding to that number and would be making a difference for at least one community member.”

Right now, they sit excitedly to hear from Emily Vincent, Snow Angels Program Coordinator to see when their next shovel of the year will be. The orientation process has got them fired up to clear some snow this winter. When they finally got their first snowfall they banded together as a family, thoroughly enjoying the experience of clearing a large driveway for their fellow community member. “It took less than an hour of our time and yet we know that it probably made the world of a difference to this household in case they needed leave their residence.”

When the family is not volunteering they like to play a variety of games, cook and bake together, plan travels together – whether it be a day trip activity, a week-long trip in Northern Ontario, a two-week road trip to the Maritimes or a longer trip abroad. They also like to bike and hike. Noah is involved in many Air Cadet activities with the local squadron including being part of the drill team, volunteering for the poppy campaign, participating in various parades, band, etc. Noah also keeps busy with his electric guitar lessons. Émilie dances in four different classes and participates as a dance assistant in three more classes. She also volunteers at school to mentor and tutor other students.

The Yee family’s love for outdoors and volunteering seems to have intersected into the perfect fit with Snow Angels and we are thankful for them to be a part of our program.

We appreciate all their hard work this year and we recognize the Yee family as Volunteers of the month.

If you would like to volunteer to become a Snow Angel, visit this link to learn more.

Do you know a senior or adult living with a physical disability that could use this service? Share this program with them!

Posted on February 1, 2021

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